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Author Euripides, author

Title Herakles / Euripides ; translated by Kenneth McLeish
Published [London] : Bloomsbury, [2013]
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Summary While the great Greek hero Herakles was in the underworld completing his divinely ordained labours, above ground, a rival king, Lykos, was busy plotting to murder Herakles' living mortal family. Instead, Herakles' returns just in time to kill Lykos. This is a short-lived redemption, however; after the murder of Lykos, Herakles' descends into madness and murders his own offspring, a madness initiated by an angry Hera, the goddess protector of Lykos. Only the appeal of the legendary king of Athens, Theseus, can bring Herakles back to sanity again, a sanity he reaches only to be realise his actions and be faced with a lifetime of heartbreak and an empty future ahead of him
Notes Previously issued in print: in Plays five. London: Methuen Drama, 1997
Translated from the Ancient Greek
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 28, 2013)
Subject Heracles (Greek mythological character) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
Author McLeish, Kenneth, 1940-1997, translator
Euripides. Plays five